Fleas and parasite protection: what do you think is the best protective method?

by Sevi
(Geneva,Switzerland)

Our Coton de Tulear puppy, Tyche, is wearing an antiparasite collar provided to us by the breeder.

I would like to know what you are using for your dogs, the ambules or the collars for their protection over fleas and parasites?

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by: Debbie

Just be aware that deer ticks carry lymes disease. Don't make the mistake I made with my previous dog and did not use a treatment and she came down with lymes. She passed away at age12 due to kidney failure from the lymes. Something to consider. My present Coton is on Nexgard. I'm not going through that horrible event again.

Apr 12, 2011
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flea and tick medicine and grooming
by: Carol

Hi.my vet put Maxine on a new product and for the life of me I can't recall what it is..but I will bring write it down and send tomorrow. It is new, and less expensive and supposedly better than Frontline.

A couple of days ago someone sent some info about grooming..tips on what to tell your groomer if you want a puppy cut..and now i can't find it.

if anyone has information on puppy cuts (argh I hate to do it..but the grooming bills will become hefty with the mats..which i try to get out as I am just getting Maxine used to being brushed.

thanks!

Apr 07, 2011
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Comfortis
by: Diane Bennett

Hi- I have a 6 year old Coton. And he has been on Comfortis now for 3 years. Its a once a month pill that is organic and it fights fleas like you would never believe. It starts working within 30 minutes and continues to work the full month with no fear of it coming off when you bath your best friend or they get wet in the rain. It says on the box that it doesn't fight ticks but Jovi has never had a tick since he has been on it- neither have any of my friends dogs that are on it. I like it because its an organic all natural product that WORKS!! I have tried all the topicals from frontline to advantage ( he had an allergic reaction to ) and they always stopped working before the month was up. I work at a vets office in Florida and we are turning everyone to Comfortis to fight fleas.

Apr 07, 2011
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Flea/tick preventative
by: Chloe

We've used Frontline Plus for more than 10 years.

Apr 07, 2011
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Parasite protection
by: Katherine

Murphy is only 8 months old but has been using Sentinel with no adverse effects and no signs of any type crawly things! Of course, it's been winter time and he hasn't been outside much. This was recommended by his vet. We shall see how well it works this summer!

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Nexgard Flea/tick Treatment

by Jennifer
(PA)

My vet is really pushing Nexgard -- the latest product on the market for flea/tick treatment in dogs. It's a chewable pill made by Frontline that contains Afoxolaner. Vet wants me to give my Coton once a month for flea/tick prevention. I am so anti-pills so I'm worried about giving her this. She is 9 lbs. My Coton absolutely hates any of the greasy stuff such as Frontline and even the all natural product, Alzoo, that comes from France. She hates all the topical stuff. Thus, has anyone had experience with Nexgard?

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Jan 21, 2015
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by: Anonymous

I grew up on a huge farm. We had 4 outside dogs that roamed at large, many cats, cows, pigs, chickens & goats. Our dogs ate natural foods, never went to a vet or received a vaccine, and never had flea powder or grooming. We swam in the lake 3x a day to bathe the dogs. Our numerous dogs never got ramies, never had fleas and never ate preservative laden dog food. The dogs were never sick.

My Coton refuses to eat store bought treats. He doesn't like foods with preservatives. I feed real food & make home made treats. As for fleas, he does not have fur, the Coton has hair. He doesn't have dog smell. I use pure lavender essential oil (one drop) with Jojoba Oil. I rub it around his color & parts he can't lick. Jojoba is great for the hair! No fleas!

Flea powder is toxic poison. Think of it on your skin or in your blood vessels. Research Lavender for natural Flee repellant!

Oct 01, 2014
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by: Anonymous

I will share our own story with our coton...our coton is now 14 1/2 years old this month. When he was a puppy, around maybe 6 months to one year old, my vet pushed that I should apply Frontline to our coton every month as a preventative. I did what he told me, every month regardless of if there were fleas or not - as a preventative as my vet recommended. Well, at about two years old he developed a little cancerous tumor pretty close to the area where I would apply the Frontline. It was not the kind that metastasized, it was local but indeed cancerous. I had it removed and tested, that is how I know it was cancer - I still have the papers to this day in my folder. And after I stopped applying it on him every month, and only applied it on him on a very rare occasion, I'm talking like we can go years without him needing it, he NEVER developed another cancerous tumor after that (like my vet said he would get more but he never did ever since I went with my more conservative approach).

Well, I instantly KNEW it was from my applying the Frontline. Ofcourse, my vet said no, it was not related and that if he got one he would most certainly get more, but I can tell you he was WRONG. So, I used common sense, the kind that mothers have (even though we have no children, my coton is like my little one) and I immediately stopped using the Frontline and only used it when I actually saw a flea on him, which is very rare.

I do not take him to doggy daycare so he is not in an environment where he can catch fleas a lot and we work out of the home so we are with him almost always. I take him to the groomer but he rarely catches a flea there. If he starts to get fleas often there I am thinking of bathing and trimming him at home. It would be a lot of work but I do not want him on frequent flea treatments.

Best wishes with your coton. You have to go with your gut, what you feel good about.

Oct 01, 2014
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by: Vicky & Jonah

Since your dog does need protection the best thing to do is try to get all the info u can to make a decision by various websites that contain blogs or will answer your ?'s for free such as Twitter @dogsgossip or www.doggossip.com, petcentric etc.

If your not sure u trust ur vet stop into another one & get varies opinions. Most vets will answer this for free. Good luck.

Oct 01, 2014
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by: sherry cotton candie

I have never used nexgard nor do I know anything about it but like you I do not like giving oral poisons.....Mine never reacted to frontline but two years ago it just quit working.

I searched the web and we even had a discussion on this site. Trifexis is one that has lots of trouble I do know that. I decided on comfortis and split one pill between my two. They weighed 10lbs and 14lbs. It must be given after food and they did tolerate it well.

Just hate giving it to them. Since May I have not used anything, we have avoided dog parks and have been house dogs for the most part all summer. Too hot for them to walk anyway.

From what I have been reading from other coton owners alot seem to use Revolution. I just do not like the idea of combining the heart worm and flea protection in one. Seems like alot for them to absorb all at once.

Wish I knew a great answer for you, it is a problem and nothing seems to be perfect. A little vinegar in their water and sprayed lightly on them works for my friend but mine go nuts at the smell so for them that is not an option.

Good luck in finding what you are comfortable with. Since the weather will be cooling down soon I will have to find something also so we can enjoy the walks again.

Sep 30, 2014
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by: Stanleys Mommy

I agree with you, I do not want to give my baby an oral pill. i rather put drops n him. I am not a vet, but i fear messing with his liver as in humans. Do what will make you sleep at night.

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How to get rid of ticks on my dog?

by Anas
(Karachi,Sindh,Pakistan)

My dog is 2 years old. He's fit and healthy. The only problem that I'm facing here is about his ticks problem. Can you recommend me something good and useful for him so that I can get rid of those ticks on my dog. And let me tell you those ticks are everywhere on his body and in a very large numbers -on his ears, back, underarms everywhere.

I live in Pakistan, Karachi so please keep in mind that you tell me a product that is available here.
thanks in advance

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Sep 04, 2011
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Tick Removal
by: Trigger's Mom

I thought Trigger was doomed to tell the truth. He was covered in ticks, and I'm still getting them off of him. I learned quickly that flea & tick collars didn't work, the shampoos didn't work, powders didn't work. And picking them one at a time would last a life time. I bought a flea comb and am combing the little buggers off of him. So far by my estimate, there are over 500 in a bucket of vinegar I've on a shelf outside. He's feeling better and is more active. Begs to be combed everyday now. And all those ticks have paid the price. I comb him, spray him down with peroxide and let him run. We still have a few to tackle, but not the masses he once had.

Jul 14, 2011
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Steeler
by: Iris Miller

Dear Steeler's parent, P.S. yes, check all over and a visit to the Vet. is always a good idea, and yes, frontline plus works best for my 9-lb.Coton for fleas and ticks, but once in a while a tick will latch on and it will die from the preventive application but it might take 24 hours or more. So if you find one see the previous advice, pull it out by the head ,not the body, next to the dogs skin with the tweezers straight up.Good luck! P/P/S!!! stay out of high grass, woods, and weeds, that is where there highest concentration of ticks are.
hugs and love,
Tuffy and mom

Jul 14, 2011
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Don't spray!
by: Iris Miller

Please don't use bug spray on or around your dog, it will not kill the ticks only make you and your dog sick.It is poison. Please read the advice given here below. You need to get tweezers and grab the tick on it's head near the dogs skin, do not grab the body, it will come off without the head and the head will keep sucking blood and injecting poison into the dog. Grab the tick head firmly with the tweezers and pull straight up. Then dab the area with antiseptic, peroxide does not burn(alcohol burns).
good luck! It is creepy and freaky, but we have to take care of our dogs.Us a preventive application that is appropriate for your dogs weight and breed.
hugs and love,
Tuffy and mom

Jul 14, 2011
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Anas, we hope your dog is well!
by: Iris Miller

I hope you got the dog to a Veterinarian and took care of the tick infestation. Waiting to se a happier picture of your sweet dog.
blessings and love,
Tuffy and Mom

Jul 14, 2011
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HELP!!!!!
by: Anonymous

My dog, Steeler i was petting him and felt something weird so i looked and it was a tick so i got fly spray/ bug spray and sprayed it and it was still sucking so i grabbed the tweezers and pulled it out but i don't know if there is more then one so what should i do! Give him a bath, full body check him, buy the collar, buy the front-line or advantics, or take him to the vet, what works best?!?!?!

Jun 28, 2011
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Anas, how is your dog?
by: Iris Miller

I hope your sweet Coton is well and now free of ticks, such a sweet dog.
Tuffy's mom Iris

Jun 28, 2011
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ticks be gone!
by: Iris Miller

I noticed a reference to the product Revolution. My Veterinarian's office told me that Revolution does not work on ticks (it is for worms and fleas) and that you will have to add a tick collar (which is not very effective and many people don't like the idea of the collar).
A tick arrived yesterday after Tuffy and I came back in from the back yard. He is back on the flea and tick preventive Frontline Plus,(after a severe reaction to k9 Advantix) coming near the end of the month, and will need a new application. The tick apparently fed, and dropped off onto the wood floor and I don't know if it was from me or Tuffy! At first I thought it was a beetle, it was crawling very slowly. I yelled for my son to get it, he could not crush it, he had to flush it! I took Tuffy to the bathroom and combed brushed and did a full body inspection. I had nightmares about those horrible creatures all night and woke up itching. I am hyper sensitive to this issue because as you know, Tuffy had Lyme disease and was seriously ill and in terrible pain, the disease attacked his spine,he was on antibiotics for a month. all from a tick bite. Take care!
love, Iris and Tuffy

Jun 28, 2011
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with out a vet
by: renee


If you do not plan on going to the vet I have been told that if you put some bug spray or a special oil on the tick it wll fall of in a day ro two.
but I do not know if it really works.

Nov 20, 2010
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Anas, a p.s. about tick preventive
by: Iris Miller

Very important to order the flea and tick preventive by the weight of your dog.

Nov 20, 2010
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ticks
by: Iris Miller

I also agree with the other advice here, take the dog to a vet with that tick infestation.and regularly use a preventive flea and tick application. I also follow the advice of Gale use tweezers to pull a tick straight out by gripping the head nearest the skin, do not twist or pull the body because the head will stay in and continue sucking blood and infecting your dog. My dog had a terrible painful case of Lyme disease from a deer tick bite. The vet had to prescribe pain medications and antibiotics for my dog.The disease can stay in their bloodstream and re-infect them. I faithfully use the monthly flea and tick preventive application Frontline Plus (you can order from a Veterinarian or order online from a reputable pet supply website.I used PetMeds.com) I started out using the Advantix flea/ tick preventive, but it made Tuffy sick and itchy for days. The "Frontline Plus" works best for us, does keep fleas and ticks off and if one gets on it will poison it in a day or so, but by then the creature has spread it's disease. Frontline Plus is easier on his system.It is applied to one spot between his shoulder blades where he cannot reach to scratch of lick it (poison !) and spreads throughout the skin. it is also true, if you read the literature on line about these products, you still need to be diligent checking your dog every time they come in from outdoors and get the tick off before they bite. This year so far in the early spring season Tuffy came to me and bowed his head, he had a tick attached to the top of his head already swollen with blood. I usually do the Frontline Plus application every 30 days but that time he brought me the tick on his head, I let it go four days over a month, and no joking, that tick was ready and waiting to latch on! So be advised when it is advised as a monthly application, it is an accurate prescription.
More advice, (it's free) if you aren't in the habit of grooming your Coton, start now brushing and combing him daily, and check for ticks at that time. We are rewarded with love from our dogs.
good luck and love,
Tuffy and mom

Nov 20, 2010
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by: vickie

I have always gone to the vet and got a dropper of flea, tick and worm medication to put on him. I take him into the woods everyday and he has never gotten any of them. You may have to take your Coton to the vet so they can be removed properly, as to not leave the heads in. Then get the dropper (the vet will know which one) and put it on him. My Coton was vomiting and had the runs the next day. But it was the 1st time we had used it. So the vet is going to try a different one next time. But we have not had any problems at all. hope this helps you a little. good luck on the tick removal. they can be a bit difficult to remove properly.

Nov 15, 2010
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Coton with Ticks
by: Gale

Anas

I don't know of any product to put on your dog that eliminates ticks. Most of the products I know for ticks is for preventing them; not getting rid of them once they have manifested.

If your dog had just a few ticks I could recommend a way to remove them, but since you say he's got ticks all over his body I would suggest you get him to a Vet. If untreated, many types of ticks can lead to more serious health issues.

Once the doctor has treated and removed the ticks, he or she can recommend some products that will prevent future occurrences such as Advantix, Revolution or Frontline (which also kills fleas). You can check to see if these products are available where you live. Maybe other visitors will have products to recommend in your country.

The only way I know really gets rid of ticks is to use tweezers to grab the tick by the head and pull it firmly out without grabbing the body. Then clean the bite with antiseptic.

Good Luck


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Jasper had a bad reaction to a monthly Flea killer medication

by Leslie
( San Francisco Bay Area)

Jasper ready for summer

Jasper ready for summer

2 days i go a gave Jasper his third month of Vectra D for dogs. 18 hours after, he had difficulty walking, he became lethargic, hakey and did not want to eat or drink. I have been finger feeding him water for over 28 hours. He has been held almost constantly and he is starting to get better. My vet has heard of bad reactions but they have not been as bad neurological effects.

Lessons learned- 1)I will not use this brand flea killer again. i will see what all natural sources there are. We had seen 2 fleas on Jasper so I gave him the dose a week early
2) My sister had been holding him whenI got home and he was licking his mouth.He was super thirsty but would she could not get him to drink. I foled a good quality paper napkin in water and squeezed it and he licked it for him to get water and this really helped.
3) Call the Vet right away. I was going to call her the next day if he was not better. Well he seems better but he is just now starting to eat.
4) I plan to call the drug company and report an adverse drug reaction. I went on line and little white dogs have more issues with this medication that I could see.

Anyhow, I thought it was pretty harmless. I am not sure if the issue is because of the absorption through his neck or if he somehow got his foot up there and thenlicked his foot to get poisioned.

Have any of you had bad experiences with flea killers? I might be able to go more gentle as I do n ot think that I live in a bad flea area but I could be totally wrong.
What do you use on your little white bundles of joy? I hate to see him with his eyes so sad right now.
Love Leslie and Jasper

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May 11, 2014
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eating habits NEW
by: Joyce/Pierre

Leslie
My coton has gotten very picky with eating too.
He likes cheese & certain treats. Some days he eats better than other days. I usually give him cottage cheese, Greek yogurt & chicken mixed in with his dog food but he seems to get tired of it & just won't eat. He gets up on his hind legs too and wants people food. I think that is a trait of Cotons. I decide to start giving him a multi-vitamin.

May 11, 2014
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The book-The Nature of Animal Healing NEW
by: Leslie

I ordered Mrs.C's recommendation of Martin Goldstein, D.V.M. book titled "The Nature of Animal Healing" I ordered my copy off of Amazon.com today. I look forward to checking it out.
I am also curious about the raw diet that Mrs.Cs feeds her pup and anything else that is healthy that you all feed your dogs. Jasper has gotten so picky with eating. He mainly prefers, cheese or certain treats. Some days he eats better than other days when it comes to normal dog foods. He is just irresistible when he gets up on his hind legs and reminds me of a Kangaroo. Do all Cotons do that?
Have a Happy Mothers Day to all of the Coton Moms ( and Dads) out there!

May 10, 2014
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by: Anonymous

Very interesting stuff I just have to comment on my own experience. When our coton was a puppy, I would apply Frontline once a month (my vet advised that I should do this every month as a preventative even if I don't see fleas). So I did as he said. I did this for two years. But after two years, our coton developed what started out as a small but growing, non-spreading, cancerous little tumor very close to where I would apply the frontline (on the back of his neck, the tumor was about 1-2 inches down a little but then again, when I applied the Frontline, it kind of drips a little down I think).

I had it removed and tested- that is why I know it was cancerous because the test came back as the type of tumor and that it was cancerous but non-spreading. Anyway, my vet told me if he got one, then he was likely to get others in his life. For the first time, I did NOT listen to my vet (even thought we like him and still use him). I did what my gut told me...I ONLY applied Frontline when I saw a flea or two, never applied it as a "preventative" but only on the rare occasion I see a flea or two. Which meant that I went from applying it every month to hardly ever needing to apply it at all. Our coton is now 14 years old and has never gotten another tumor again since I went with my gut and not what my vet said. I am not saying that we should never do what our vets suggest, what I am saying is that they do not know everything and can make mistakes themselves.

May 09, 2014
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by: sherry cotton candie

What wonderful news!!!!!!!!! I have been re-checking this site often to see if anything more was posted.

So happy for him and you, thanks for letting us know.

May 09, 2014
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by: Leslie

Thanks everyone!!1 Jasper seems back to normal!!! I gave him a bath yesterday and he tolerated it just fine running around for 20 minutes with wet fur before I could dry him with the dryer. I think regular baths will help too. It is so good to see him back and playing and going after the ducks. I would say he is 90%

May 08, 2014
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by: sherry cotton candie

Hope you can see the vet but sounds like you are doing great with him. Would never have thought about using a water soaked napkin for moisture. Good to know!

Thank you Vicky for the heads up on rice vinegar. Will get some today and try it. I feel so bad giving them the comfortis - but when we had the flea issue a couple years ago it was terrible.

I love sharing ideas on taking care of our "babies". It is so nice to be able to learn from actual owners and share photos.

May 07, 2014
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Update on Jasper- Wednesday 5/7/14
by: Leslie

Jasper's vet has been very attentive. She has called 3x but we keep missing each other. There are 5 vets in their group and when I call I am either on hold for awhile or she is with another patient. That being said, Jasper is definitely improving!!!! Yea!!! I read him all of your posts and he feels everyones heartfelt caring and concern. He is eating- not as much as normal and it is still hard to get him to drink, so I am insuring that he is getting enough water by dipping the napkin onto his tongue with the water soaked paper
He went out side 3 x today but just short trips. When I got home and he had not been out for 6 hours, he did his happy howl to go outside and he stood on his hind legs while we put his puppia on. We took a short walk and he did his necessaries so I was happy. He still wants to be held a lot and my sister held him a lot today. He is definitely sleeping more than normal, but I am hopeful that he will have a full recovery. I have only talked to the vet once since this has happened, so I hope that we can connect tommorrow.
I think that I definitely want to try the natualway and at least give it a try. I plan to explore all of the natural websites that you all suggested. This will be my read later tonight.
I think that this is an important topic for us all.Thank you for your informative contributions and warm thoughts.

May 07, 2014
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my dog had a bad reaction too
by: Anonymous

Fred is a 14 lb. coton, 8 years old. I cannot remember the name of the product I used, but it was appropriate for his weight, and was applied on the neck. He was extremely lethargic for 2 or 3 days, and finally recovered. I will not use a chemical flea repellent again - I'm looking for a good natural product!

May 07, 2014
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Fleas
by: Debra

So glad to read Jasper is recovering! The monthly flea treatments like Heartgard, Frontline, Revolution and Advantix plus Advantage are pesticides that can harm your fur kid. Comfortis is supposed to be a naturally occurring pesticide but, per Wikipedia, there are ongoing studies regarding its effects on mammals. Trifexis is a combination drug that may have killed 700 dogs (see the Trifexis killed my dog facebook page). We used to use Comfortis and switched thanks to advice from a holistic vet. I searched and found Herbal Defense Squeeze On at www.onlynaturalpet.com. It is a combination of geraniol, which is oil from geraniums, and peppermint in an almond oil base. We live in TX and my boy, Heathcliff, has had only 1 tick in the 15 months we have been using it and no fleas in that time.

May 07, 2014
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Sherry
by: Vicky & Jonah

Sherry try rice vinegar in the water since it has a sweetness to it. If it doesn't work it works great just on a salad or to make own dressing.

Many yrs ago grow up Pa we would use garlic pills & vinegar in the water. There was no thing as a flea collar & in Pa it was just like Florida a nightmare.

I know now they say no garlic for dogs but ours did live to old ages & they were in health store tabs we would get ordering in farmers almanac. Again now I would ck w/a vet.

Luckily since in Px AZ over 30 yrs I have not ever seen a flea or tick here on west side.

My thoughts go out to all that have them in their areas since I remember all to well what nightmares they r to deal with.

May 07, 2014
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Do not use Trifexis
by: Anonymous

Our Coton had a seizure from Trifexis. Later found out that my son's coach's dog also had a seizure from Trifexis. I try to stay as natural as possible. But living in Florida, fleas are a nightmare. My vet respects natural healing and treatment for pets and prescribed Revolution. We've used it the last 5 months and thankfully haven't had any side effects. Good luck to you and your sweet Jasper

May 07, 2014
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Used to use Advantage Multi
by: Mrs. C.

I used to use Advantage Multi for my Ruthie Rue (Coton) and my four cats, but now I've decided not to use anything after getting educated in their chemical composition. I am trying the Holistic approach. There is a very good book out by Martin Goldstein, D.V.M. titled "The Nature of Animal Healing" that I suggest you read. I got my copy off of Amazon.com He offers a wealth of information on a wide variety of subjects from diet to Cancers. Fleas are addressed on Pages 212-217. All topical's are insecticides, in other words poison. Our cats are strictly indoor cats and Ruthie Rue has limited outdoor time. She has her own indoor potty box that my husband made for her so she can relieve herself inside. I hate the thought that any dog has to hold themselves for bathroom breaks, it is unnatural to say the least. I have a hard time holding myself, so how can I expect a small dog to do likewise. She uses her potty box and goes no where else in our house. All I have to do is pick up the poo and flush it and change the wee wee pad once a day. Since I feed her and the cats a Raw Diet their poo has no foul odor at all and is nice and firm.
Fortunately our house has lots of room for her to run around in circles playing with the cats, balls, etc. that her need to go outside for exercise is pretty small. I do take her out with me when I garden if it is a nice pretty dry day or let her play in any snow that we get. Until I get a flea problem then I'm just going to take my chances and hope and pray that we never get invaded. If we do I'll have to cross that bridge by baths and holistic substances and as a very last resort some type of conventional flea product.

If you are lucky enough to have a practicing Holistic vet in your area I would contact them to get started, unfortunately I don't have any near me. To see if you do, go to the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association website www.AHVMA.org

Good Luck, I hope you find something that is non-toxic and if so, please keep me informed as I want to keep a journal of what works and doesn't!


May 07, 2014
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JASPER
by: sherry cotton candie

Hope you will continue to improve Jasper. Such a frightening thing to have happen.......I believe this is such an important issue and want to check Gale's site and see learn more. All this stuff we are using to control ticks/fleas is poison.

I had asked for help here on this site a couple years ago when Cottons frontline quit working. Had lots of helpful ideas and since then I have the girls on comfortis----I split one pill between them so they are actually only getting half a dose but it works. Two weeks later they get heartguard. I am afraid of the all in one pill.

A friend who lives up north swears by spraying her poodle with vinegar and adding a little to her drinking water, mine will not drink their water with vinegar in it. Would love to find a more natural repellent that would work and be safe.

Love your pic Jasper and wish you a speedy recovery!

May 07, 2014
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FLEES
by: joyce

I am using advantage. Seems ok but I would like to know if there is any natural way to go. I worry about long term problems with any fee meds. If it kills fleas ...it is poison.

May 07, 2014
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Flea Medication
by: Pam & Lacey

I frontline topical ointment on Lacey and she had a very bad reaction to it. Coton's skin is so pink and sensitive she was scratching for at least 3 hours. I did give her a baby Benadryl and that helped a lot. Fortunately it did hurt her internally. I would not use this type of flea medication on this breed of dog. Good luck with Jasper.

May 07, 2014
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Flea deterents
by: Anonymous

Thank you both for your comments. I will look into both as I am really concerned and I do not want to use this product and maybe not this kind of application ever again. I am so thankful for this site. I plan to read the article first thing when I get home from work!

May 07, 2014
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Safe flea and tick prevention
by: Gale

I just recently wrote a newsletter article on this subject. Luc is trying out a new chemical-free topical solution "Only Natural Pet Herbal Defense". So, after 2 months I'm pleased with results. You can check the back issue at:

http://www.coton-de-tulear-care.com/Coton_Connection-Safe-Flea-and-Tick-Prevention.html

May 07, 2014
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Flea problem
by: Anonymous

My Gabby takes Trifexis a once a month chewable tablet, prescribed by her vet. She loves it and it works great. For $25 it is a little high, but it is worth it, to have the peace of mind. It also is a heart worm medication & takes care of a lot of other parasites.

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